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Do Popular Maxims Hold True in Practice...?

 

Is Patience Really a Virtue?

We have all heard the proverbial phrase "patience is a virtue." Contextualizing the dictionary definition of being patient to the practice of law, patience could mean...

By Kathy Morris

Is Less Really More?

The phrase was adopted by one of the founders of modern architecture and furniture designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as a precept for minimalist...

By Kathy Morris

Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?

The oft-heard expression that two heads are better than one is said to have been first recorded in 1546. Does it still apply, nearly 500 years later, in our time...

By Kathy Morris

Is Silence Really Golden?

According to the online Phrase Finder, "silence is golden" is a proverbial saying "often used in circumstances where it is thought that saying nothing...

By Kathy Morris

Is She/He Who Hesitates Really Lost?

The maxim "He who hesitates is lost" was adapted from Joseph Addison's 1713 play, "Cato", in which it was said that "the woman that deliberates is lost." Whatever gender...

By Kathy Morris

Be Careful What You Wish For...Really

The saying "Be careful what you wish for" is most often attributed to W. W. Jacobs'‚ story, the Monkey's Paw, first appearing in Harpers Monthly in 1902. The story begins...

By Kathy Morris